Department of Social Work
This article is concerned with the link between the effects of pro-market pension reforms on women and familization/defamilization measures. It aims to contribute to the study of this link in three ways. Firstly, it identifies defamilization/familization measures that have the potential to reduce negative effects of pro-market pension measures on women. Secondly, based on the examples from the United Kingdom, it shows that the government’s willingness to provide sufficient defamilization/familization measures to assist women to deal with the negative effects of the pro-market pension measures should not be taken for granted. Thirdly, it suggests ways for tackling this problem.
Defamilization, familization, life course, pension, women
Source Publication Title
Journal of Women and Aging
Taylor & Francis
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Funding for this research was provided in part by a Faculty Research Grant at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chau, R., Foster, L., & Yu, S. (2017). The effects of defamilization and familization measures on the accumulation of retirement income for women in the UK. Journal of Women and Aging, 29 (6). https://doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2016.1256737